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Student Guide


There are great health services available in Canterbury and Medway.

There's a NHS GP surgery right on the Canterbury campus with a pharmacy next door.

In Medway we have a partnership with the Sunlight Centre Surgery - a specialist local GP surgery providing medical care tailored to meet the health needs of students.

Medical Centre

Make sure you’ve registered with the Medical Centre on campus for all your health concerns and needs.

  • Call: 01227 469333
  • Location: Giles Lane [map]
  • Register


Nursing service

Free advice, care and support on all health matters.

  • Call: 01227 823503
  • Location: Banking Hall (next to Campus Security)
  • Open 24 hours, seven days a week (term-time only).


NHS 111

  • You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Support with health costs

If you have to pay for prescriptions, sight tests or NHS dental treatment you may be eligible for help with the costs through the NHS Low Income Scheme.

To find out if you are eligible, you need to fill in a HC1 form.

Medical centres and services in Medway

Registering with a doctor

You should register with a local doctor near to your accommodation in order to receive treatment under the National Health Service (NHS). A list of medical practices in the Medway area is available from medwaystudentservices@kent.ac.uk

If you are unable to register with a local doctor because the waiting list is closed, please contact Student Services. The nearest hospital with A&E services is Medway Maritime Hospital

Medway Maritime Hospital 
Windmill Road 
Tel: 01634 830000

Further information

Please contact student services by email at medwaystudentservices@kent@ac.uk. Alternatively, call 01634 88 8474.

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